Obituary

Obituary

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Obituary are a death metal band from Tampa, Florida. Formed in 1985 as Executioner, then changed spelling to Xecutioner, the band changed their name shortly before the release of their first album Slowly We Rot in 1989. The band are regarded as influential proponents of the Floridian death metal sound that emerged in the late 1980s and officially they are one of the best-selling death metal bands of all time.

Following the release of their fifth album - 1997's Back From The Dead - Obituary disbanded, although a live album Dead surfaced a year later.

In 2005 the band reformed, recording the reunion album Frozen In Time, since then, the band has continued to tour and release new material.
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Obituary Discography

Albums

Obituary Slowly We Rot (Album) R/C Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Obituary Cause Of Death (Album) R/C Records Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Obituary The End Complete (Album) R/C Records, R/C Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Obituary World Demise (Album) Roadrunner Records Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
Obituary Back From The Dead (Album) Roadrunner Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Obituary Dead (Album) Roadrunner Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Obituary Frozen In Time (Album) Roadrunner Records Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Obituary Xecutioner's Return (Album) Candlelight Records USA Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Obituary Darkest Day (Album) Candlelight Records USA UK 2009 Sell This Version
Obituary Inked In Blood (Album) Relapse Records, Gibtown Records Japan 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Obituary Don't Care (EP, Single) Roadrunner Records USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Obituary Left To Die (EP) Candlelight Records, Gibtown Records Japan 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

Obituary Anthology (Comp) Roadrunner Records Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
Obituary Slowly We Rot / Cause Of Death (Comp) Roadrunner Records Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
Obituary The End Complete / World Demise (Comp) Roadrunner Records US 2004 Sell This Version
Obituary The Best Of Obituary (Comp) Roadrunner Records US 2007 Sell This Version
1686176172 Obituary The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1989-2005 (6xCD, Album + Box, Comp) Roadrunner Records 1686176172 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Videos

Obituary Frozen Alive Metal Mind Productions, Metal Mind Productions Poland 2006 Sell This Version
Obituary Live Xecution - Party San 2008 Regain Records US 2009 Sell This Version

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rose1978

rose1978

January 2, 2016
edited 7 months ago
Respect to them! When Obituary were released their debut album SLOWLY WE ROT, back in 1989 & they were the pure innovators of that death metal Area movement (Florida), some other bands ( we call them 'death/black metal' now ) were playing MONOPOLY at their houses.
Alastis

Alastis

March 2, 2008
There's no doubt in mind that Obituary are at the top of their game - be it death metal, thrash metal or metal in general. Unlike many of their peers, they don't rely on shock values, but in general they can still beat listener into submission. They also don't rely on the same tempos and you can actually hear variation among songs, which is quite an achievement for otherwise limited death metal genre. Occasionally John Tardy sounds like acne-sprayed teenager, but that never detracts from the overall experience. All in all, one classy band.

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